• Scholarships arranged by application deadline. General scholarships, TN Hope Scholarship information, and scholarships for specific institutions like ETSU, Northeast State, etc. are listed near bottom.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Submission Deadline: January 4

    Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

    Open to students in grades 9-12 whose parents are not employed by John Hancock Financial Services. Students must compose an original essay of less than 1,000 words that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. First-place winner receives a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan. Second place winner receives $1,000 cash and five finalists receive $500 each. All students must register online at www.jfklibrary.org and the essay can be submitted online or via regular mail. Deadline is January 4. For futher details see Mrs. McCorkle.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: January 4

    Open to seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Students should have demonstrated leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Recipients recieve a $10,000 renewable scholarship. Apply at www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.

     

American Legion Oratorical Contest

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    Submission Deadline: January 9

    Open to students in grades 9-12; must prepare an oration of no less than 8 minutes and no more than 10 minutes about an assigned topic. State winner receives $1,500 in scholarship awards and goes on to compete nationally for up to $18,000. Information at www.tennesseelegion.org and applications available in the counseling office.

     

Elks Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 15

    Open to seniors who plan to study nursing; award amount varies and is based on academic achievements, community service, and financial need. Students can get applications in the counseling office or at www.TNELKS.org.

Pathable Women in Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 15

    Open to female seniors who plan to pursue a degree in computer science or computer related field; GPA of 2.5 or higher; financial need; Apply at https://pathable.com/scholarship/

Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship Program

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 15

    Open to seniors; must be US citizen; must be planning a career in government; Five one-time $5,000 scholarships will be awarded; apply on-line at www.gwcf.org or by mailing completed application postmarked no later than January 15. 

National Beta Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: January 25

    Open to seniors who are members of the National Beta Club; 250 scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000 are awarded; Selection is based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, and participation in National Beta activities. Application opens November 1 and the deadline is January 25. For more information visit, www.beatclub.org/scholarship.

     

American Red Cross Bloodstock Winter Scholarship Program

  • Project Completion Date:  January 31

    Open to seniors who host a blood drive between December 15 & January 15; students who collect at least 35 units of blood will be entered into a regional drawing for a $1,000 college scholarship; more information is available in the counseling office and applications can be found at www.redcrossblood.org .

Rise Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 31

    Open to seniors with a documented Learning Disability who plan to attend an accredited college or university; must be a US Citizen; must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; must provide a letter of reference from a teacher, counselor, or principal. Applications are available online at www.RiseScholarshipFoundation.org and must be submitted between January 1 and January 31. Awards of $2,500 will be given to five students with Learning Disabilities and five students with Autism. Additionally, 10 honorable mentions students will receive $500.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 1

    Open to Minority Seniors; based on academic merit, leadership and community service; ACT of 22 or higher; $7,500 award. Apply at www.jackierobinson.org.

JCAHBA Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 1

     

    Open to Seniors currently residing in Carter, Johnson, Unicoi or Washington Counties; must enroll in a full time business industry related curriculum such as construction management, architect, interior design, engineering, drafting, surveyor, plumbing, or electrical at a trade school, community college or a 4-year program in Tennessee. Award is one time and the amount varies.

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Open to Seniors planning to enter a four-year accredited college or university. Students complete an autobiography and write a 1,200-1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:

    • How has Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted your life?
    • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer's disease?

    AFA will award a $5,000 scholarship to the grand prize winner, a $500 award to first runner-up, and $250 to second runner-up. For information and an application visit www.afateens.org.

D. Fred & Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Open to seniors with a 2.8 GPA or higher; must be pursuing a minimum two-year degree in welding, attending full or part time; must be a U.S. citizen. The scholarship is $2,000, renewable. Applications are available in the counseling office.

DAR General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Open to seniors with a GPA of 4.0; Student will be awarded $5,000 renewable for four years. Go to www.dar.org for information and to apply. DAR has several other scholarships available for students pursuing degrees in nursing, political science, economics, history, occupational/physical therapy, and others, so please check their site for application information.

Ned McWherter Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Seniors planning to attend college in TN, 3.5 GPA, top 5%, ACT (29) - $3,000 to $6,000 per year for 4 years (50-55 in TN); apply at www.TN.gov/collegepays

Kyle William Kiihnl Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 23

    Open to seniors in the class of 2018; Must complete a cover page and an essay of at least 400 words about an assigned topic (see Ms. McCorkle for topics); Submit copy of your college acceptance letter with your application: Finalist will be contacted for an interview; Award is a $1,000 one-time scholarship. Applications should be mailed by February 23. See Ms. McCorkle for more information.

Society of Professional Journalists Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 23

    Open to students in grades 9-12; Must submit original work and have a sponsoring teacher sign the contest entry form. Essay should be 300-500 words, typed or hand-written, double-spaced. Essay topic is "Why is it important that we have news media that are independent of the government?" Submit online at www.jea.org/home/awards-honors/high-school-essay-contest/.  Awards in the amounts of $1000, $500, and $300 will be given.

College Peas Standout Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 28 

    $400.00 scholarship available to any student grades 9-12 who intend to enroll in a four-year college; must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and complete the essay on an assigned topic. Apply at www.collegepeas.com/money/.

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

Shell Associates Degree Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: February 28

    Open to seniors who will be enrolled full-time or part-time in a two-year program in:

    • Process/Production Technology
    • Petroleum Technology
    • Compressor/Compression Technology
    • Electrical/Electronics Technology
    • Industrial Maintenance Technology
    • Instrumentation/Analyzer Technology
    • Machinist/Mechanical Technology

    Students should have a 2.5 GPA or higher; award amount is $2,200; apply at www.captech.org and click on the student/student scholarships tab.

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Open to Boy Scouts who have received the distinction of Eagle Scout; is an active member of his religious institution and received the Boy Scout religious emblem; have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, scouting and community; be at least 15 years old. One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded in Tennessee. Every eligible applicant will receive a $25 check. Applications are available in the counseling office.

American Welding Society District Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Scholarship covers cost of tuition, books, supplies, and related institutional costs and is open to high school graduates enrolled in a welding-related program. Applicants are not required to be a member of the American Welding Society. Applications available at www.aws.org.

Junior League of Johnson City Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Open to senior girls graduating from a Tri-Cities area school; must be attending a 4-year local university (King, ETSU, Milligan, Tusculum, Kingsport Higher Education Center); have demonstrated outstanding extracurricular involvement and volunteer commitment to the community; have 3.0 GPA or higher. A one time scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded at the JLJC end-of-year dinner meeting. Applications available in the counseling office.

Sahli-Woodall Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Open to Seniors who are planning on majoring in education; there are four different scholarship opportunities available on this website, one for sons or daughters of TEA members, one for minority students interested in education, one for FTA members, and one as a general scholarship for students interested in education. All awards are $1,000. Apply at www.teateachers.org.

     

Tennessee Electronic Security Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Scholarship is presented to children of Law Enforcement or Fire personnel. A parent must be a full-time active duty employee of a police or sheriff's dept. or a full-time paid or volunteer member of a fire dept. A $1,000 award is presented at the state level and a $7,500 award at the national level. Apply at www.tnesa.com or pick up an application in the counseling office.

TN Grocers Association Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: March 1

     

    • Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, college freshman, sophomores and juniors who are either:
      • Children or spouses of full-time employees of companies that are members of TGCSA.  The employee must have been employed for at least two years as of January 1 of the year in which scholarships are awarded.
      • Part-time employees of companies that are members of TGCSA. The student must have been employed for at least six months as of January 1 of the year in which scholarships are awarded.
    • Two types of TGEF Scholarships are awarded.
      • One-year awards ranging from $500 to $1,800 for graduating high school seniors and college students who are children of full-time employees or part-time student employees. 
      • There are also a number of special one and four-year scholarships of varying amounts that are awarded. Winners of one-year awards may reapply each year if they continue to be employed by firms that are members of TGCSA.
    • Most awards may be used at any accredited non-profit college or university in the United States.  A scholarship recipient may transfer from one college to another and retain the award.
    • For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.tngrocer.org/foundation

Shell Oil Technical and Incentive Scholarships

  • Applciation Deadline: March 2

    Open to seniors who plan to enroll in a four-year institution; $2,500 award

    • Apply online.  Applicants will be asked to upload a copy of their high school transcript and standardized test scores, and to provide the names & email addresses for two individuals to provide recommendations on the applicant’s behalf.
    • Plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors (geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering) at a specified institution (see list).
    • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
    • Incentive Fund Scholarship only: Be a member of an underrepresented minority group; Black (Not of Hispanic Origin), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native and must self-identify as such on the application.

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: March 2

    Open to seniors who plan to enroll in a two or four year school: GPA between 2.5 and 3.20; be a US Citizen; demonstrated financial need. 50 awards of $2,500 will be given and are renewable for one additional year. Apply online only at www.scholarshipamerica.og/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/.

Stan & Thelma Plumlee Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Received by March 9

    4-Year College Scholarship valued at $8000.00 for seniors who live in a manufactured or modular home, work in the manufactured or Modular Housing Industry, or has a relative who works in the manufactured or modular home industry. Applications available in the counseling office or at www.tnmha.net.

Annual Xi State Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: Submission to Mrs. McCorkle by March 6; Final submission dealine is March 10

    Open to students in grades 9-12; must complete an essay on the assigned topic. $300 cash prize for first place, $200.00 for second place and $100.00 for third place. DCHS may submit four entries for our school. Please submit your essays to Mrs. McCorkle by March 6. Essays will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and the four selected entered by the March 10 deadline.

United Southeast Federal Credit Union Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 11

    Open to seniors who are members of United Southeast Federal Credit Union; Five $1,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded; Selection is based on financial need, GPA of 2.5 or higher, and service to community, school, and church. Applications are available in the counseling office and should be mailed and postmarked no later than March 11.

     

Washington County Ruritan Hal Bullen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 12

    Open to seniors; must have demonstrated academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community service, and financial need; a one time award of $500 is given; applications available in the counseling office and should be returned by March 12 to meet the school submission deadline of March 16.

Barbara G. Kirkpatrick Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 14

    Open to students who are single parents and pursuing a four-year degree at East Tennessee State University; Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and be enrolled full-time; Award is a one time $2,000 scholarship. Apply at http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/receive/scholarships/how_to_apply.aspx. 

Cherish the Child Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 14

    Open to Seniors who were served by Smokey Mountain Children's Home as a resident or as a foster care participant. This is sponsored by the East TN Foundation and is a one-time, $3,600 award. Apply online at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.

James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 14

    Open to Seniors in the East TN Foundation 25-county service area pursuing undergraduate programs of study with a National Security Agency-approved Information Security (INFOSEC) curriculum or computer engineering, computer science, cyber science, information security; one time $1,000 award. For information and applications visit www.easttennesseefoundation.org.

Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville 200th Anniversary Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 14

    Open to seniors who will be attending Maryville College or the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Must be full-time enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree; must complete an essay describing involvement in applicant's own faith community or general community service: financial need may be considered; One time award of $3,000 but students will have the oppoortunity to re-apply for subsequent years. Apply at http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/receive/scholarships/how_to_apply.aspx.

     

National Peace Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: March 15

    Open to students in grades 9-12; must complete an essay on an assigned topic; winners receive $2,500 cash prize, an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the US Department of State and a full-tuition paid voyage on Semester at Sea; topic and information available at www.usip.org/npec.

Spirit of Anne Frank Award

  • Applicaton Deadline: March 17 

    Open to Seniors who are community leaders and have been accepted to a four-year college. The winning applicant receives a $10,000 scholarship. The award recognizes students who exemplify the commitment, ideals and courage that Anne Frank represents today. For more information or to apply visit www.annefrank.com.

     

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

  • Application Deadline: March 21

    Offers a scholarship program for civilian employees of the federal government and postal workers; scholarships are from $1,000 to $5,000; students must have a 3.0 GPA; applications are available from January to March each year. www.feea.org

Believing In Home Ownership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 27

    Open to seniors who complete a 500 word essay on "What Home Ownership Means to Me;" Ten $500 scholarships will be awarded. There will be no more than one winner from any high school. Winners will be asked to attend the Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS meeting on April 26 to receive their award. Applications available in the counseling office.

Jonesborough Ruritan Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 30

    Open to Seniors; must have demonstrated academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community service & financial need. One $600 scholarship will be awarded. This amount may also be matched by the following colleges/universities: Milligan, Tusculum: Carson-Newman and Maryville. Applications are available in the counseling office and may be mailed (postmarked no later than March 30), return to location on applilcation or given to Ms. McCorkle by March 23.

Regions: Hampton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 30 to Ms. McCorkle; Final application for selected nominee is April 15

    Open to seniors in the Top 10% of their class who have financial need; $1,500 renewable award. Complete form to be considered; scholarship committee will select one nomineed from the submitted forms to complete the applciation as the DCHS nominee.

CHS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: March 31

    Open to seniors pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field or students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field of study with an interest in agriculture or energy related careers will be considered; Awards of $1,000 will be given to 100 recipients; apply online at http://www.chsinc.com/stewardship/leadership-development/scholarships. 

AFSA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 1

    Open to Seniors who are U.S. Citizens or legal residents; Winners are not based on financial need; Relatives of AFSA staff or board may not enter. Students read the required "Fire Sprinkler Essay" and complete a ten-question, multiple-choice test on that essay. Students receive one entry per correct answer on the test for a drawing for a $2,000 scholarship (up to 10 entries). Students may only take the test one time. For application and information visit www.afsascholarhship.org.

MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: April 1 

    Award of a varying amount given to seniors who are dependent children of soldiers on active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status; Minimum GPA of 2.0; apply at www.aerhq.org.

Pro-To Club Incentive Award

  • Deadline: April 8

    Open to African American seniors; have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; submit completed application including essay. Applications in the counseling office.

Appalachian Fair Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 10

    Open to seniors who have participated in the Appalachian Fair within the last two years. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, provide three letters of reference, and write a short essay. Two $500 awards will be given. Applications are available in the counseling office.

East Tennessee Engineering Associations Council Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 13

    Open to seniors who plan to study engineering; selection criteria based on school activities, honor, & employment; GPA; Essay; Minimum ACT--Math-29, English-25; award is $1,000-$2,000; applications in the counseling office.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Received by April 15

    Open to seniors with Type 1 Diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Applications are available at www.diabetesscholars.org.

Student-View Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: April 22

    Open to seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Students complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in the area. The scholarship is awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winners announced in May. Awards are as follows: one $4,000, two $1,000 and eight $500 scholarships. Go to www.student-view.com to complete the survey.

HSF/General College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 26

    Open to seniors of Hispanic heritage with a 3.0 GPA or higher; enrolling in a two- or four-year college. Apply at www.hsf.net.

AMVETS Scholarship Programs

  • Application Deadline: April 30

    AMVETS offers two different scholarship programs open to seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must have be a child or grandchild of a veteran, demonstrate academic promise & financial need. Winners must agree to allow AMVETS to publicize winning information. $1,000 renewable award will be given for each scholarship.

    • AMVETS National Scholarship Program-above criteria
    • AMVETS JROTC National Scholarship Program-above criteria plus active JROTC cadet

    Applications available online at http://amvets.org/scholarships/

SACAC Extend the Dream Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: May 6

    Open to seniors; must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher; have financial need; demonstrated commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities; Must submit an ACT or SAT score; Complete an essay on a specific topic. Awards are a one time $1,000 scholarship. Application opens on January 15. Go to http://www.sacac.org/knowledge-center/for-students-and-parents/extend-the-dream-scholarships/ to apply.

     

Glascow Theatre Company Arts Scholarship

  • Deadline: Received by May 22

    Open to seniors planning to major in the performing arts; $500 one time award; applications are available in the counseling office.

Mitsui USA Scholarships in TN Program

  • Application Deadline: May 31

    Open to globally-minded seniors enrolling in a four-year public college or university within the State of TN's Board of Regents or University of TN systems. Students should have demonstrated academic merit, personal &/or career interests in multi-cultural and international affairs, an apptitude for foreign language study, and involvlement in community & leadership roles. Four $5,000 freshman-year scholarships will be awarded. Apply at www.jastn.com or pick up an applicaiton in the counseling office.

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 1

    Open to seniors who are current or former high athletes or who will be playing college sports; must complete a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you learned through sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education; one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded; email all applications materials to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net by 12:00 pm PST on June 1. 

    What to Include

    • Your Full Name
    • Email Address
    • Post Address
    • University
    • Intended Major
    • Year to Graduate College
    • Phone Number
    • Brief Personal Bio
    • Your Essay

Michael L. Sharp Scholarship-Washington County Cattlemen's Association

  • Application Deadline: June 1

    Seniors who are current residents of Washington County; applicant or family member must be a current member of the Washington County Cattlemen's Association (if not a $10 fee is required with application); must be enrolled in FFA and/or 4-H; have an agricultural background or pursuing an agricultural field of study; 2.5 GPA; show participation in Cattle Producers, 4-H, FFA, scholastic performance, leadership abilities, community involvement; have financial need; $500 award; applications available in the counseling office.

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 12

    Open to seniors who understand, appreciate, and exemplify Bruce Lee's passion for education as well as his qualities of honest expression, forward thought, self-exploration, and assertiveness. Apply at www.bruceleefoundation.org.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 14

    Open to juniors & seniors; must complete essay on assigned topic; apply at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 15

    Open to seniors enrolling in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program, demonstrated financial need who are Pell Grant eligible, US citizens; Award is up to $2500; apply online at application.horatioalger.org

     

Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 15 

     

    Eligibility Requirements

    Female high school senior or graduate; Applicants may submit applications before graduating from high school or receiving a GED.

     Enrolled or enrolling in a college or university in any of the following Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

     Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited higher education institution

     Minimum GPA requirements: cumulative: 2.5 and major: 3.0 (must be maintained)

     Full time or part time (at least 6 hours per semester) enrollment in at least 2 consecutive academic terms.

     Degree being pursued in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Automotive Field. Interest in considering or already pursuing a career in an automotive related field.

     Applications must be sent by mail, postmarked prior to the deadline.

    Go to www.southernautowomen.org/scholarship to apply.

     

BigSun Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 19

    Open to seniors involved in school or community sports; must complete essay on assigned topic.  Award is $500. Apply at www.bigsunathletics.com.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 30

     

    Open to female students in grades 11 or 12 who have participated in a state level competition. 50 awards are given for various amounts. Apply online at www.distinguishedyw.org/scholarships/

     

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: June 30

    Applicants must currently be in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate, or a currently enrolled undergraduate student and under the age of 26. Applicants must also be one of the following:

    • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident.
    • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action.
    • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).

    Applications can be found and submitted online at www.FAScholarship.com

Review It Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 30

    Open to seniors; GPA of 2.5 or higher; planning to attend a US college or university; any major is acceptable; must submit your movie review no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline. Apply online at http://www.chiureviews.com.

     

UEW Healthcare Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 31,2018

    Open to all seniors with special consideration to those pursuing a home healthcare career; A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Apply at https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application.

     

American Red Cross Bloodstock Summer Scholarship Program

  • Project Completion Date: August 31

    Open to seniors who host a blood drive between May 1 & August 31; students who collect at least 35 units of blood will be entered into a regional drawing for a $1,000 college scholarship; students who collect at least 50 units of blood will be entered into a drawing for a $2,000 scholarship. More information is available in the counseling office and applications can be found at www.redcrossblood.org.

Nursing School Almanac Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: August 31

    Open to seniors who plan to pursue a degree in nursing; Must show a track record of academic excellence, particularly in math and science, and a passion for the nursing profession and overall field of healthcare. A one-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Apply online at https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2018-aspiring-nurse-scholarship. 

Gates Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: September 15

    Minority seniors with GPA of 3.3 or higher; demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Amount varies based on unmet financial need of the student. Apply at www.gmsp.org.

National Foundation for Women Legislators Essay Contest

Niswonger Scholars

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    Application Deadline: Initial applciation to Ms. McCorkle by September 15; Final submission by September 30

    The Niswonger Scholarship is designed to benefit both the recipient and the community in which he or she lives. Scholars are not limited to a particular college or area of study. They are required to participate in community building activities and leadership training. In exchange for each year of financial support, recipients pledge to return to their home communities for at least one year of service in the career of their choice. The hope is that by enabling these students to study their passions and by cultivating their leadership abilities, they will return to their homes to be leaders in their professions and an inspiration and catalyst for future change.Two seniors are nominated by the principal based on academics, leadership, extra-curricular activities and community service. If you would like to be considered, please speak to your counselor.

     

TN Economic Council on Women Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: September 30

    One time $1,000 scholarship given to a senior girl with demonstrated academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, and financial need; Applications must be completed on at www.womenseconomicfoundation.org.

TN State DAR Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: October 17

    Open to seniors enrolling in a four-year college/university; current US citizen and TN resident; application packet includes an essay of 150-300 words entitled "My Chosen Profession: My Preparation, My Immediate Need, My Hope." A one time award of $2500 will be given. Application packets must be postmarked by October 17 to included address.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: October 25

    The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to be accepting applications from high school seniors for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Eligible students must be a senior with anticipation of graduation in the spring; a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution; critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred); involvement in co-curricular and community activities; demonstrated integrity and perserverance in overcoming adversity; minimum 2.0 grade point average; and U.S. citizen. Applications must be completed online at www.horatioalger.org and are due by October 25.

United States Senate Youth Program

  • Application Deadline: October 27

    Open to Juniors or Seniors who are student government leaders or elected leaders of student organizations; complete exam given by the counselor; complete essayss; school level winner selected by committee for submission to state competition. $5,000 award. Applications available in the counseling office.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

  • Application Deadline : October 31  

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    • Awards 50 four-year $20,000 scholarships and 200 four-year $10,000 scholarships for use at accredited colleges and universities within the US.
    • Rewards leadership and excellence as exemplified through academic achievement and extracurricular activities, including commitment to community service.
    • Available beiginning in August as an electronic application.
    • Applications must be submitted by October 31 of the senior year to qualify.

    APPLICANTS MUST BE:

    • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the US.
    • US Citizens; US Nationals; US Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Paroles.
    • Seniors anticipating completetion of a high school diploma during the academic year in which application is made.
    • Seniors planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US postsecondary institution.
    • Seniors carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

    APPLICANTS MAY NOT BE:

    • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

    Apply at www.coca-colascholars.org.

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: October 31

    Open to Seniors who are interested in sustainability and the environment; GPA of 3.3 or higher; students will submit an essay on what sustainability means to them; one-time award is $1,000. Apply at www.good360.org/sustainability-scholarship/.

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

  • Application Deadline: October 31

    Open to students in grades 9-12; complete essay and recording of that essay for submission to the competition; awards go up to $30,000 at the national level; information available in the counseling office or at www.vfw.org.

The DomCop Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: November 1

    Open to seniors; Must write a 800-1500 word essay about a new business idea that you think would help to make the world a better place; a 5-15 minute video of yourself talking through the business idea and the inspiration behind it; submit a copy of your acceptance letter with your application; One-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded; Go to https://www.domcop.com/scholarship/ for information and submission.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: November 1

    Open to African-American seniors; U.S. Citizens; must have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, and participation in community activities and leadership; award is $10,000 renewable and applications are available in the counseling office.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Application Deadline: November 7

    Student must have demonstrated exemplary, self-initiated community service; each state winner receives $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. http://spirit.prudential.com/apply2018

     

     

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student

  • Application Deadline: November 15 

    Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship applications are now available. 500 four-year awards will be given ranging from $1000 to $15000 per year. Eligible students will be seniors with financial need, demonstrated leadership and scholarship or academic achievement. Application deadline is November 27. Information is available in the counseling office and students can apply online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: November 30

    One-time scholarship of $1,000; one senior nominated by principal or counselor; senior selected must demonstrate strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities through activities or work experience; must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher; interested students should speak to their counselor to be considered for nomination.

Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 1

     

    Eligibility Requirements

    Female high school senior or graduate; Applicants may submit applications before graduating from high school or receiving a GED.

     Enrolled or enrolling in a college or university in any of the following Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

     Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited higher education institution

     Minimum GPA requirements: cumulative: 2.5 and major: 3.0 (must be maintained)

     Full time or part time (at least 6 hours per semester) enrollment in at least 2 consecutive academic terms.

     Degree being pursued in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Automotive Field. Interest in considering or already pursuing a career in an automotive related field.

     Applications must be sent by mail, postmarked prior to the deadline.

    Go to www.southernautowomen.org/scholarship to apply.

     

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 5

    Open to students under the age of 25; 20 one-time awards of $5,000 each will be given. Apply online at www.sodexfoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp.

Tennessee Concrete Association Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: December 5 

    Open to students age 16-18; must complete an essay on an assigned topic; state level winners receive $250 and compete nationally for awards of $2,000-$5,000, information available in the counseling office.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 15

    Applications are open to seniors who are US citizens or legal residents that plan to enroll in a two or four year school. They must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. One state level winner will receive a one-time award of$10,000. From that pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners to receive an additional $15,000. Appy early since only the first 10,000 applications will be considered. Apply at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html .

Burger King Scholars Program

ACT Student Champions Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 31

    Open to seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions; Must have an ACT of 22 or higher or a 3.0 GPA; Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students; Winners receive a one-time $500 scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. 

CrossLites Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 31

    Open to Seniors who complete a 400-600 word essay on the given topic; 33 one-time awards of $4000 will be given; apply at www.crosslites.com/rules-and-regulations/.

Fire: Free Speech Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: December 31 

    Open to juniors and seniors; students must submit an essay between 800-1000 words on the provided topic; One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing. FIRE will accept essay entries from August 1 to December  31. Winners will be notified by January 31. Visit www.thefire.org/contest to enter. 

Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 31 

    Open to students in grades 9-12; $1,000 scholarship awarded based on a personal statement; students can apply at www.gkscholarship.com.

SeniorAdvisor.com:Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 31

    Open to seniors seeking a 2- or 4-year degree; must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the questions: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. More details can be found at SeniorAdvisor.com Assisted Living page. Deadline is December 31.

     

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

  • Scholarship sweepstakes for students not based on need or academic eligibility. SunTrust will randomly draw winners from all applicants every 2 weeks from October until May. Must renter sweepstakes after each drawing to be eligible for the next drawing www.offtocollege.info

  • Award amount - $3,500 for the first 2 years and then increases to $4,500 for the last 2 years at a 4-year institutions (and 2-year schools offering on-campus housing); $3,000 for 2-year institutions (no more than cost of attendance)

    • Entering freshmen must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests OR
    • Overall weighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
    • Home School graduates - minimum 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
    • GED Applicants - minimum 525 and 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
    • If a student ceases to be eligible for HOPE, except for GAMS and HOPE Access Grant, the student may regain HOPE, one-time only.

    Lottery Scholarship at a Glance:

Specific University Scholarships

  • Seniors interested in the following colleges/universities should see Ms. McCorkle about specific scholarship information:

    • Berea College
    • Carson-Newman University
    • Centre College
    • Davidson College
    • Drexel University
    • University of Tennessee Chatanooga
    • Lipscomb University
    • Gardner-Webb University
    • Georgia Tech University
    • James Madison University
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • Kettering University
    • Marist College
    • Pace University
    • Rochester Institute of Technology
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Miami
    • University of Toledo
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • Universal Technical Institute

ETSU Academic Performance Scholarship (APS)

  • Guaranteed APS

    Entering freshmen with an ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1240 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be offered a Guaranteed APS. The Awards are as follows;

    • Presidential-ACT 30 and GPA 3.9=$5,000 per year
    • Provost-ACT 27 and GPA 3.5=$4,000 per year
    • Deans-ACT 26 and GPA 3.5=$3,000 per year
    • Academic Service-ACT 25 and GPA 3.5 $2,000

    To be eligible students must complete the admissions application process, including submission of the application for admission, application fee, high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores by December 15.

    Competitive APS

    To be considered, applicants generally rank 1 or 2 in their graduating class or score a minimum ACT Composite of 26 (or 1170 SAT) while earning a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The application deadline is February 15. Late applications will not be considered.

    The APS award amount is $3000 annually ($1500 per semester). Recipients must maintain an overall and semester grade point average of 2.5, pass a minimum of 12 credits per semester, and fulfill a work requirement in order to renew the scholarship for subsequent terms.

ETSU-Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 3

    Open to senior boys who will be attending ETSU; sponsored by the TN Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Episilon Fraternity this scholarship embodies the priniciples of a Balanced Man and seeks to recognize and reward those who strive to achieve balance and all-around excellence. Two one time scholarships of $1,000 and $500 will be awarded. Applications are available in the counseling office.

ETSU-Basler Incentive Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 30

    A $2,000-$5,000 renewable scholarship for seniors seeking at B.S. degree from the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media at ETSU; students must have financial need; application information in the counseling office or by contacting Ruth Wilbanks at Wilbanks@etsu.edu.

ETSU Roan Scholars Program

  • Nomination Packet Deadline: September 14 to Ms. McCorkle 

    Highly competitive, full scholarship opportunity for ETSU; nomination packet completed and returned to Mrs. McCorkle to be considered; two students selected by the nominating committee and nominated by the principal based on academic achievements, ACT scores, extra-curricular activities, and sports participation. Students who would like to be considered for nomination should see their counselor.

ETSU University Honors Scholars

  • Students selected as University Honors Scholars will receive scholarships that cover full tuition and fees, the cost of standard dormitory housing and meal plans, and a book allowance for four years.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements: 29+ ACT (composite) or 1280+ SAT (math and reading only), 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale), evidence of community and leadership activities and commitment to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree.

    For students not meeting the above qualifications, ETSU also has several Honors-in-Discipline programs. These programs usually require a minimum score of 25 on the ACT or 1130 SAT and offers a tuition scholarship, depending on available funds.

    Website: www.etsu.edu/honors/university/default.asp

Middle Tennessee State University

  • Application Deadline: April 5

    Seniors interested in Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) with an ACT of 25 and a GPA of 3.5 or higher should ask Ms. McCorkle about the MTSU Honors College, the Buchanan Fellowship, and other scholarships available to them. MTSU also offers a Biology Department scholarship to incoming freshmen majoring in Biology. It is based on an exam that will be given on April 5. For more information, contact Mrs. McCorkle or the following website:

    https//mtsu.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_ScholarshipSearch.aspx

Milligan College Betty Goah Scholars Program

  • Priority Deadline: December 1

    To be considered for this program, applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent residence
    • Be a traditional undergraduate residential student (must live on campus)
    • Be a first-time student at Milligan College
    • Complete Milligan application process and be offered acceptance
    • Complete Betty Goah Scholars Program application and interview process, including an essay describing how you believe your diverse background has shaped who you are and how those life experiences will enrich and enhance the diversity of the Milligan College community. Priority Deadline: December 1
    • Meet academic qualifications: Minimum 21 ACT or 980 SAT and 3.0 GPA
    • Selection criteria include academic performance; character; commitment to service and leadership; ability to enrich and enhance the diversity of the Milligan College Community and the education experience of all students
    • Interview by Goah Scholarship Committee required

    The scholarship program provides full-tuition.

     

Nashville Auto-Diesel College

  • Students wishing to apply for scholarships at NADC need to attend a Fall National Scholarship Testing Day. The dates are September 12 and October 10. Following testing, NADC will award one full tuition scholarship, one half tuition scholarship, three $8000 tuition scholarships, five $5000 tuition scholarships, and ten $3000 tuition scholarships to students entering during the summer of 2010. Students may register for the testing event by calling 1-800-228-6232 or e-mail openhouse@nadcedu.com. Questions and further information available from Ms. McCorkle.

NES-Educational Access & Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 1

    Available to seniors who meet 2 of the 4 following criteria:

    • First generation college student
    • Minority student
    • Have a family income of $36,000 or less
    • Are residents of Johnson or Unicoi county

    The student will be awarded up to $400 per semester. Must appy online at www.northeaststate.edu.

Tenn Tech University-Balanced Man Scholarship

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    Application Deadline: September 9

    Open to senior boys who will be attending Tennessee Tech University; sponsored by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity this scholarship embodies the belief that a man should be a scholar, a gentleman, and an athlete. The selection will be based on the application, interviews, and through recruitment events in the fall. Two awards of $500-$250 will be given. Applications are available in the counseling office.

     

Tusculum College

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Tusculum Trustee Honor Scholar offers a full-tuition scholarship to two incoming freshmen. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, ACT of 25 or higher, rank in the top 10% of their class, Complete the general application and the Trustee Honor Application, complete an essay, and provide two letters of recommendation. Finalists will be invited to campus for a personal interview as well. Application deadline is March 1.

     

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    The Grote Scholarship is for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and STEM Education. Students should have a 3.5 GPA and at least a 26 on the ACT. It is a $3,000 renewable scholarship. Application deadline is February 15. Apply at www.utc.edu/chemistry/student-info/scholarships-grote.php. 

UTK-Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 1

    Open to Senior Boys who have been accepted to UTK; applications evaluated on four areas: Being a leader, scholar, athlete, and a gentleman. This scholarship is sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon, but there is no obligation for winners to join Sigma Phi Epsilon or any other fraternity at UT. Award amounts are $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second, and $500 for third place. See Ms. McCorkle for applications.

UTK-Beta Theta Pi Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: August 14

    Open to Senior Boys attending UTK; award based on GPA, ACT, community involvement, and up to two interviews conducted on campus during the first two weeks of school in the fall. If applications are received early, students will be invited to participate in summer activities with Beta Theta Pi. $1,000 one-time award is given. Applications are available at http://betavols.org/mpsonline.php or from Ms. McCorkle in the counseling office.

University of Tennessee Knoxville-Haslam Scholars and UT Honors

  • Application Deadline: November 1

    Program Comparison

     

      Haslam Scholars Chancellor’s Honors Leadership Honors 1794 Scholars
    Program Tenets Cohort Model
    Community of Learners
    Research & Scholarship
    Cultural Awareness
    Social Justice
    Intellectual Curiosity
    Social Responsibility
    Global & Cultural Awareness
    Research & Scholarship
    Critical Reflection
    Cohort Model
    Personal Development
    Leadership and Ethics
    Service-Learning
    Social & Cultural Awareness
    Academic Engagement
    Global & Cultural Awareness
    Campus Involvement
    Volunteer Spirit
    Yearly Admission 15 350 125 300
    Length of Program 4 years 4 years 4 years 2 years
    Admission First-year incoming students First-year incoming students,
    sophomores and transfer students
    First-year incoming students First-year incoming students
    Qualifying HSGPA 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.80
    Qualifying ACT 31 31 31 28
    Courses HSP Exclusively Designed
    Curriculum Sequence
    Foreign Language
    First-year Honors Writing
    Sequence
    5 interdisciplinary honors
    courses
    Honors track of the
    Leadership Studies Minor
    University Honors 101
    International or Cultural
    Experiences
    Cohort Study Abroad Ready for the World
    Experience
    Regional/International
    Leadership Experience
    Access to Honors Study
    Abroad Programs
    Capstone Project or
    Thesis
    Two-semester
    research/capstone sequence
    Two-semester
    research/capstone sequence
    Leadership Capstone Project 1794 Scholars Capstone Project
    Living and Learning
    Community
    First-year Required Optional First-year Required Optional
    Community Service 30 hours/year +
    Service-Learning
    25 hours/year 25 hours/year 6 hours/semester
    Student Engagement Friday Faculty Lecture Series,
    Global Awareness Lecture
    Series
    Becker Seminars Legacy Leadership Series Campus Involvement
    Minimum Cumulative
    GPA
    3.50 3.50 3.50 3.00
    Graduation HSP Notation on Diploma &
    HSP Medallion
    CHP Notation on Diploma &
    CHP Medallion
    Minor in Leadership Studies
    (Honors Track) & Honors
    Medallion
    Certificate of Completion &
    Notation on transcript
    Privileges Early Registration, Honors Advising, Advanced Library Benefits, Access to Honors Facilities, Exclusive Honors
    Programming